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The Effects of Social Media on College Recruiting

By Playced, 02/20/18, 12:00PM CST


Obviously, athletic ability is the primary deciding factor for a coach, but when candidates of similar abilities are considered for the same roster spot, a player’s academics, behavior and character become the deciding factors. 

Social media can have a significant impact on your college recruiting journey. Since anyone can take a screen-shot and share it, nothing you post is ever really private anymore. Think about your social media accounts for a minute. Do you personally know every one of your friends and followers? And a better question might be, can every one of your friends or followers be trusted?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you apparently have less than 10 followers! I would guess that you really don’t know most of the people associated with your social media platforms! Given that fact, when you post anything on social media, there’s no telling who will see it and that includes college coaches.